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the german chancellor later for talks on the escalating crisis in ukraine. it is angela merkel's first visit to washington since the revelation american spies tapped her mobile phone. advancing a trade deal is on the agenda. the pair will hold a joint press conference. >> angela merkel is in the midst of a short trip to washington, under 24 hours. a large part of it will be spent here at the white house in meetings with the u.s. president barack obama. they will be trying to show a united front in terms of what the european union and united states should be doing together against russia and in ukraine. both leaders would say there is a united front in terms of sanctions in place and sanctions that might still come. there are slight differences between the two. there might be bigger differences in the future when it comes to the attention of sectoral sanctions sanctions that might face whole sectors of the russian economy like the energy sector. germany believes it has more to lose than the united states. this is a meeting between angela merkel and barack obama that would have looked differen
. japanese prime minister shinzo abe met in berlin with german chancellor angela merkel. >> translator: we reached an agreement to urge russia to play a responsible role in the international community. >> reporter: the u.s. and european union have been trying to pressure putin by broadening sanctions against senior russian officials and companies. >> the european borders cannot, will not be changed through political intimidation or military force. and we have to be resolute in imposing cost. >> reporter: russian leaders have denied they're behind the turmoil. and they've criticized the sanctions. they say they won't retaliate, yet. foreign minister sergei lavrov says they want to give others the opportunity to calm down. but things seem far from calm on the ground in eastern ukraine. as the separatists expand their reach. government troops stay well away, manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied region. to make matters worse, ukraine is deeply in debt. the international monetary fund has thrown it a $17 billion lifeline. >> we are trying to improve the situation so that the sta
not forgotten world war ii. but russia wants to start world war iii. merkel also voiced concern. the german chancellor held crisis talks with the polish counterpart and spoke on the phone to other western leaders. >> russia has the ability to put the separatist on the peaceful path. debating the constitution and preparing for elections. no indication of them doing that. several former soviet country offered to mediate in the crisis as russia continued to build up its military along ukraine's border. thousands of portuguese turned out to mark the 40th anniversary of the countries carnation revolution. in 1974, a military coup turned into a popular uprising. it paved the way for democracy and portugal which had been ruled by dictators since the 1930's. aftervolution was named the carnations that people stop into the barrels of soldiers guns on that landmark day. that was the week inó?ó?ó?ó?ó?
be coordinated but not necessarily identical. meeting with her polish counterpart, german chairman angela merkel said russia is not doing enough to de-escalate the crisis. >> i am absolutely convinced that russia has the power or could have the power to get the ukrainest and eastern to join a peaceful process of dialogue and reparation for elections but so far moscow has not even given those signals. russian economy is already suffering from the sanctions that have been imposed. now the pressure looks set to increase. >> moving onto other news, slovenia's governing coalition is on the brink of collapse after just 13 months in office. members of the ruling positive slovenia party have voted to oust the prime minister and replace her with the party founder. to hand in her resignation. coalition partners say they government led by the party leader. they are calling for new elections. hundreds of thousands of doldrums are making their way to rome to witness the historic -- athletic pilgrims -- catholic pilgrims are making their way to rome to witness the historic canonization of two saints. >> antic
-escalate the crisis in ukraine. that's the view of german chancellor angela merkel, the polish prime minister, and all the g-7 leaders. they've agreed on a new round of sanctions to up the pressure on moscow. >> i'm convinced that russia has the option or could have the option of getting the separatists in eastern ukraine to join a peaceful process of constitutional dialogue and separation for elections, but so far moscow has unfortunately not given those signals. >> but it's not yet clear what form the new sanctions will take. merkel favors expanding the assets freezes already imposed on vladimir putin's inner sir welcome but the u.s. wants more. while continuing his tour of asia, president barack obama called for tougher economic sanctions on russia. >> what's also important is laying the ground work so that if and when we see even greater escalation, perhaps even military incursion by russia into ukraine, that we're prepared for the sort of sanctions that would have even larger consequences. >> russia's economy has already been affected by the existing sanctions. now moscow faces added pressure. >>
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